July 17, 2022
Aside from conformation, the most common dog sport people are familiar with is agility. This is essentially a timed dog obstacle course. It consists of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, see-saws, and pause tables. If you and your dog enjoy fast-paced workouts, agility might be the sport for you. When competing in agility, you run with your dog, so you have to be up for some exercise as well. You’ll cue to the obstacle and your dog will take it as quickly as possible. It takes a lot to build up to what you see on television, though! If you’re interested in trying agility, look for classes given in your area. There are often trainers who teach group classes to introduce you and your dog, and have all the proper space and equipment. From there, you can decide if it’s something you and your dog want to pursue. You can buy second-hand equipment or build your own pretty inexpensively and practice at home, then search for local trials through the AKC! If you’d like to get started, contact us at (443) 926-4335 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up your first agility lesson!